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Book Review of: The Happy Mind
A Simple Guide to Living a Happier Life Starting Today
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The Happy Mind, by Author (Softcover, 2019)|
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Did you know that 75% of Americans hate (not merely dislike) their jobs? The same figure holds in Europe. So the vast majority of people spend their workdays in a negative funk of unhappiness. I have a hard job, but I love it because I choose to love it. My work day is not dreary, with clock-watching and work avoidance behavior. It's invigorating, and I awake each day eager to get to it.
In addition to the "I hate my job" issue, the vast majority of people set themselves up for misery through poor choices in spending, material acquisition, diet, treatment of friends and family, how they spend their leisure time, what they read, what they listen to, and so on.
This book helps the reader understand those (and other) choices and the better options to them, paving the way to a happy life. Happiness isn't something that is given to you, it's something you create. The trick is you have to understand how to bring happiness about and how to avoid undermining it (both of which this book nicely covers).
At only about 100 pages, and many of them only half-filled, this book looks like a lightweight. But don't let looks deceive you. The amount of wisdom packed into these pages is astounding. The authors write in a clear, accessible style devoid of filler. Over my nearly six decades, I have read dozens of books on happiness, fulfillment, life planning, and related topics. I've also experienced life, with its many challenges. And I've chosen to be happy rather than miserable.
The authors designed the book to be used on a regular basis. No drinking from a fire hose, here. That's why the text is lean and the individual pages are often not full. Once the idea is expressed, no need to dilute it with over-elaboration.
This book consists of five chapters:
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